Lorri L. Jean & Darrel Cummings LGBTQ Leadership Lecture Series

The University of Rochester is committed to providing inclusive experience and equal access to programs and services. There will be an ASL interpreter at both events. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, please contact the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center at (585) 276-3970. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.

Poster for the event, description in text on page.

Paul Kawata

Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)

Thursday October 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Paul Kawata has spent his career fighting the AIDS epidemic. The fight began in 1985, at the height of the AIDS epidemic, when Paul, a gay Japanese-American man, became the founding Executive Director of the National AIDS Network. A few years later, Kawate became the executive Director of NMAC and worked to achieve numerous significant legislative successes including American with Disabilities Act and the Congressional Black Caucus/Congressional Hispanic Caucus expansion of federal funding for HIV/AIDS programs in communities of color. For his work, Paul has earned several awards including the Surgeon General’s Award and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Award for Person of the Year in 1998.

Poster for the event, description in text on page.

Geena Rocero

Trans Filipino-American Model, Founder of Gneder Proud

Wednesday, April 28, 7-8 p.m.

Geena Rocero, born and raised in Manila, Philippines, is an Award-Winning producer, writer, model, public speaker, trans right advocate, and co-host of the Webby Awards honoree TV show ASPIREist, broadcasted on HLN/CNN. She is one of “Top 25 Transgender Person Who Influences Culture” by TIME Magazine. On March 31, 2014, she made history as the first trans person to speak about transgender issues at the TED Conference main stage. In honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility, Rocero came out as transgender at the annual TED Conference, her viral talk has since been viewed close to 5 million times and translated into 32 languages.

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